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My June Wine of the Month

Sleight of Hand Cellars
Columbia Valley

My husband and I visited Washington wine country two years ago.  A favorite spot of ours was Walla Walla, a delightful town surrounded by the beautiful Blue Mountains, which greeted us as we entered this growingly well-respected wine region.  There are a lot of great wineries and vineyards located here.  One that stood out for us was Sleight of Hand.

The Wine – The Sleight of Hand “Levitation” is 100% Syrah.  On the nose are black raspberry, blackberry, smoke and a perfume of lavender.  This wine has a creamy mouth feel with plum and smoky bacon on the palate, along with a hint of Cherries Jubilee!  The finish is long and lovely.  This wine is a winner!

My Experience Visiting the Winery – We had no expectations upon arriving at Sleight of Hand for a tasting.  My stepson is a magician, so we were intrigued by the name.  Little did we know we were walking into a REALLY fun experience.  As soon as we entered the tasting room the co-owner and winemaker, Trey, greeted us with a question:  “What do you want to hear?”   I was a little confused; until I saw the row of albums he had lining the back wall.  I suggested Bryan Ferry, and by gosh if he didn’t have some Roxy Music!  So he put on the album, (yes, VINYL!!!) and we started tasting.

The Journey – Sleight of Hand is located in a beautiful area of Walla Walla with open areas of vineyards and beautiful views.  I can’t help but think that it may be similar to Napa Valley many, many years ago.  Their original tasting room had been in the quaint downtown area of the city, but had just moved into the beautiful current location when we visited.

If you’re looking for some “magical” wines, check out Sleight of Hand Cellars in Walla Walla!  We fell in love with many of them, and they all have magic themed names!!!

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